What are the effects of hydrocarbons on human health?
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  1. Hydrocarbons are carcinogenic, produce skin ailments and cancers.
  2. Hydrocarbons with oxides of nitrogen produce photochemical smog and peroxyacetyl nitrate (PAN).
  3. PAN and ozone (O3) are poisonous and cause irritation of eye, nose and throat.
  4. The concentration of PAN disturbs cardio pulmonary activities.
  5. Hydrocarbons+ Oxides of Nitrogen→ PAN+ O3 (Ozone)